[Samba] Unable to change file permissions on samba mount.

derek derekp at soe.ucsc.edu
Fri Sep 16 21:56:15 GMT 2005

Ok an update.
I tried mannually mounting the share via mount_smbfs.
Since it defaults to whatever the owner and group IDs from the directory 
where the volume is mounted, I got 755 for all the files. But when I 
chmod anything the change doesn't take.
Is there something seriously wrong with the samba client in Tiger?
It just doesn't make any sense that I can't change file permissions on 
this smb share mounted on a mac. Especially when I can do it from a 
windows machine.
Any thoughts?

derek wrote:

> Hello,
> We share out user home dirs from a a solaris server via samba. On a 
> windows machine I can change file permissions to files in my samba 
> home dir. From OS X 10.4.2 all the files are at 700 and chmod does 
> nothing to them. From the GUI get info just says that I can read and 
> write. The smb.conf on the sun server has the following entries under 
> the [home] section:
> browseable = no
> read only = no
> create mode = 0700
> directory mode = 0700
> wide links = no
> hide dot files = yes
> any help would be appreciated. I have also bound the mac to the 
> windows domain and it logs me on and auto connects the samba home dir 
> fine, I just can't change file permissions.
> Thanks,
> Derek

Derek Pearson
Systems Administrator
Baskin School of Engineering

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